Afflictions documentary clip

For those interested in mental illness or culture-bound syndromes, check out this French three-part documentary shot in Indonesia.

“AFFLICTIONS is a three part series, shot over the course of 12 years in Bali and Java, Indonesia, exploring the relationship between culture, mental illness and personal experience.”

Jail for drinking…

Two men in Cameroon were sentenced for drinking. Not for the act itself, or the harm it can pose to society at large or personal safety. Rather, the conviction came for the type of drink they chose, and what that meant as a result. The consequences led to plenty of harm and abuse during their one year of jail time.